Kindle vs. Book

Kindle vs. Book

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Things You Can Do With a Book

Drop it momentarily in water. Dry it out and read it further.

Tear out a page; make origami.

Hand to a friend.

Fan pages.

Dog-ear pages.

Press a flower between pages.

Drop it hard on the ground without fear it will crack.

If you lose a $3.00 book, it’s no big deal.

Stack it proudly on a bookshelf.

Write in with ball point ink or pencil.

I love my Kindle, but in these ways, paper books shine.

On the other hand:

Drop a Kindle in water and trouble ensues.

It has no pages to tear out for fire, crafts, or placemarkers in other books.

If I hand it to a friend, many books are gone.

I love making notes in my Kindle. It probably outshines books in this respect, but it still defies dog-earing, a pleasure in its own right.

Flowers and Kindles don’t mix.

Sudden incidents involving gravity can seriously impair electronic devices.

If you lose a Kindle with 100 books, you regret it.

A Kindle IS a bookshelf. It doesn’t take a library. Home libraries are classy.

Kindle’s screen does not welcome pens and pencils.

The face is subject to scratching. A scratch on a book is inconsequential.

Reunion, American Independence

Returned from a family reunion. 150 of the family’s 228 members there. We prayed, sang patriotic songs, worshiped, danced, feasted, burned fireworks, played soccer, football, Ultimate, golf and paintball. Kids played in the pond and creek. We recalled family members long gone and relished the love among those present. All this springs from traditional family bonds. That is worth preserving.

America’s founding principles are great. We are built on independence, capitalism and property, not dependence, central planning and communitarian control of property. Big government requires its subjects to be subservient, dependent. Ours was a Declaration of Independence, not Dependence! Yeah! Honor to the Founders and their inspiration.